Inspiration of the Week: Clay Dishes

Let’s talk clay. And by that I mean, let’s talk about how annoying it can be to work with— seriously, where do all those fuzzies come from?! I’ve certainly had a go at making a clay dish, but as you can see, it’s not even close to the beautiful must-try diys below (it couldn’t even be saved by gold paint!).  Tips, tricks, and favorite bottle of wine to drink while working with clay all welcomed in the comments below :)

Must-Try Clay Dish DIYS | The Crafted Life

1. Dr.Seuss Inspired Jewelry Dish by Ann-Kay Home
2. Gold Leaf Ring Bowl by Henry Happened
3. Imprinted Clay Bowls by Camille Styles
4. Wood Grain Dish by Fiskars 
5. Marbled Jewelry Dish by Typical House Cat
6. Doily Printed Bowl by Sodapop Design

Happy crafting!

DIY Colored Herb Markers

Time: 1 hour
Materials: polymer clay, sculpting tool/rollerstamps, wax paper

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life
project inspired by Wit & Whistle

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

Start by measuring out your clay and rolling into balls. I used about 3/4 of the 1oz block for each color.

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

On wax paper, use your rolling pin to flatten each clay ball, keeping the same thickness throughout.

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

Stamp the name of your herb on to your flattened clay, then shape with a sculpting tool/knife.  I found it easier to stamp first so that in case of an error, I could just roll out the letters and start again.

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

Transfer your markers to a cooking sheet and bake according to the instructions for your clay. It only took mine 15 minutes at 275°. Let cool, stick in the soil of your potted herbs, and you’re done!

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life